Snow is coming down as a train comes down the mountain.
SD40E pushers help guide a westbound down the mountain in wintry conditions as the first big storm of the season begins to wind down. About 8 inches of snow has fallen in the past 18 hours.
Winter storm warnings remain in place as an intermodal passes resting power at Cresson. Cold air is rushing in behind the departing storm with air temps near 18 degrees F.
As a winter storm begins to tighten it's grip, yet another NS freight hustles west as pushers help with descent.
As a winter storm begins to tighten it's grip, yet another NS intermodal hustles west.
A westbound emerges out of the snow on the west slope as the winter storm intensifies. The storm would bring about 8 inches of snow give or take along with some freezing rain.
A pair of SD80MACs bring a set of empties for the RJ Corman to take North. Also present is a Jordan spreader from the Conrail era.
A long train of empty autoracks tops the hill in Cresson, PA. Many of these old signal bridges have been taken down on the other side of Altoona. One can only assume these will be soon to follow... (more)
38Q comes through Cresson, Pa with NS 7306 leading the way on a really cold morning.
A pair of SD40E's push on the rear of M4G as it nears the top of the grade between Cresson and Gallitzin.
Locomotives: RJCP 7095, RJCP 7117 and RJCP 7123
Empty Coal Under Pennsy Signals
An empty coal train heads West under a set of endangered signals while a general merchandise train proceeds slowly as they prepare to decend the... (more)
On one of the longest days of summer, Penn Central train #33, the westbound Juniata, drops down into Cresson, PA, after cresting the Alleghenies behind the usual ex-PRR E8. This New York-Pittsburg... (more)
To help trains traverse the steep grades between Altoona and Cresson, helper engines are added to the front and back ends of trains. Here is one such Railroad: Norfolk SouthernLocomotive: EMD SD40ELocation: Cresson, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: NS 6310Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: June 24, 2011